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Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong (2018) by Jeffrey McFadden. This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Recorded March 27, 2019 at St.Mary Magdalene Church, Toronto, by Drew Henderson. Guitar by my fellow Victorian  Marcus Dominelli (2019). Beautiful…

Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 9 by Paganini

The amazing Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Caprice No. 9 “The Hunt” from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Love his smooth legato lines, witty articulations, and quick contrasts.  Excellent write-up by Henderson on YouTube:…

Tariq Harb plays Prelude Op. 5 by Barrios

Tariq Harb plays Prelude in G minor, Op. 5 by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Love his energetic and beautiful playing and that new guitar! Via his YouTube: “The audio here was recorded using a Zoom H6 in…

Drew Henderson Plays Sor on a 1868 Lacôte

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Largo non tanto from Fantasie, Op. 7 by Fernando Sor (1778–1839) on an 1868 René Lacôte guitar. This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Fantasic playing as usual from Henderson. I love 19th century guitars for Sor…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Choro by Andrew Staniland

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Choro: The Joyful Lament for Villa Lobos for 2 guitars (2014) by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland (b.1977). This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Some great ensemble work here from intricate exchanges and…

Tariq Harb Plays Danza Brazilera by Jorge Morel

Tariq Harb plays Danza Brazilera by Jorge Morel (b.1931). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Great playing as usual from Harb and I love seeing these somewhat casual videos where the playing is so extroverted and energetic. Cool shots of the right…

New Release: Dreams Laid Down by Alan Rinehart

Dreams Laid Down by Alan Rinehart Ravello Records 2018 & PARMA Recordings Buy or Learn More at Ravello | Amazon | iTunes | Spotify Check out a great story and interview about Alan and the album via Parma. Congrats to…

Steve Cowan Plays Ségoviana, Op. 366 by Milhaud

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Ségoviana, Op. 366 (1957) by French composer Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Wonderful playing as usual from Cowan who is quickly becoming one of my favourite Canadian guitarists. Beautiful clean lines, sharp articulations, and lush contrasts make this one of…

Bahar Ossareh Plays Introduction & Dance by Pedram Falsafi

 Iranian-Canadian classical guitarist Bahar Ossareh plays Introduction & Dance by Iranian guitarist/composer Pedram Falsafi (b.1978). This comes via Bahar Ossareh’s Youtube channel with video by Drew Henderson. Ossareh currently teaches and performs in Toronto and Falsafi in San Francisco. Great piece that sits on the instrument…

Tariq Harb: Variations on a Moldavian Hora by Krouse

Tariq Harb  plays Variations on a Moldavian Hora by American composer Ian Krouse (b.1956). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel with video and sound production by the amazing Drew Henderson. Great performance and a real technical workout. As Harb mentions, “Composed in 1992 by Ian…

Emma Rush Plays Appalachian Red by Beauvais

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush plays Appalachian Red by Canadian composer William Beauvais (CMC). This comes via her excellent YouTube Channel. You can view for free and/or buy the score via the CMC (Canadian Music Centre). Great playing by Rush here…

Jérôme Ducharme Plays Serenade Gubaidulina

Canadian guitarist Jérôme Ducharme plays Serenade by Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931). Played on a La Bavaria 1 guitar From Luthier Wolfgang Jellinghaus at the Grand Guitar Salon over in Montreal, Québec, Canada. This comes via the Salon’s YouTube with video and sound production by the amazing Drew Henderson. Ducharme is one of Canada’s great guitarists.…